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Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar

1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
956-761-1314
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Sea Ranch Restaurant has been serving South Padre Island visitors for over 35 years, and has established itself as the island’s premier dining destination. If you haven’t spent an evening at the Sea Ranch Restaurant, you haven’t truly experienced South Padre.Our menu is comprised of local seafood that is caught directly from the Gulf of Mexico, and it changes often based on what is in season. Every item is made with high-quality ingredients, from unbeatably fresh seafood to juicy steaks and hearty pastas. Start your meal off with our Ahi Tuna or Escargot appetizers, or try something a little spicier like our Stuffed Jalapeños. For your main course, pick from one of our countless seafood items including fresh fish, crab legs, shrimp, oysters, lobster and scallops. Our house specialty is the Red Snapper, which has become a customer favorite as well. If you aren’t in the mood for seafood, try one of our delicious grilled steak, chicken or pork dishes. We also have decadent pastas, from chicken or seafood Alfredo to Scott’s Shrimp Scampi served over angel hair pasta. No matter what you are in the mood for, we have a tasty, fresh option for you at Sea Ranch Restaurant.Seafood goes perfectly with wine, so we boast an extensive selection of wines. With over 122 choices ranging from $20 all the way to $500, we have the perfect choice to compliment your meal. If you have an event coming up, consider hosting it at the Sea Ranch. We can accommodate up to 77 people for anything from weddings and receptions to birthdays and meetings.

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Boerne, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Went there for our anniversary dinner. Did not disappoint. Server was great! We ate in the bar and had king crab legs, Shrimp cocktail and a 2lb Lobster!!! Lots of food.... all really good!!! Excellent shrimp bisque

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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

Always a pleasure for us to celebrate special occasions with our customers, and we're glad you guys came to visit us for your anniversary. Our team loves serving up our fresh catch, and we're glad you guys were able to taste a variety of our seafood. We hope you'll be back next year to celebrate with us, and hopefully for... More 

Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

If you are looking for a more upscale, fancy type of restaurant you would like the setting. It is right on the Bay with great sunsets. You can get dressed up and have a nice evening out. The food while good was not Wow!! My husband had a stuffed whole flounder special. Was ok. I had a small filet with... More 

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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

Glad you stopped by when you were in town. It's nice to know you appreciate our atmosphere and setting, but we believe we are much more than that. We understand how frustrating it can be when you feel like you don't get what you order, and I'm sorry if we let you down on that front. Hopefully you'll give us... More 

South Padre Island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We eat here at least once a month. This time we requested " Breaded Red Snapper Throats", this is an occasional offering usually not on the menu, but the locals request it often as we know it is a real delicacy although not well known. The Bread was fresh baked and warm, the wine we requested is a red Napa... More 

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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

We're so glad you're a loyal customer with us, Juan. We always cherish people who come back regularly, and our staff loves serving them. Our Breaded Red Snapper Throats are a house favorite, so I'm glad we were able to exceed your expectations when you ordered them. We hope you'll be back to try more options from our menu Best,... More 

Georgetown, Texas
Top Contributor
241 reviews 241 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I had been to this restaurant many times over the years, but this is the first time I've been to Sea Ranch in about 18 years. I was really looking forward to it and it was a nice surprise to see how it has changed over the years. It is quite the showcase! The old restaurant was single story and... More 

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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

We're so glad you came back to visit us. It's nice to know that you like our improvements, but we are much more than just a renovated building! We believe in providing our customers the finest quality food, and I'm sorry that we didn't meet your expectations. Normally our grilled flounder and fried shrimp are house favorites, so you might... More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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136 reviews 136 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had a nice dinner at Sea Ranch. I had their fried shrimp, which were very good. Hubby had steak and shrimp kabobs, which were also very good. Great ambiance and Oscar was a fantastic server!

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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

We're so glad you stopped by when you were in town, Wanda. We always enjoy serving visitors, and we're glad your steak and shrimp met you and your hubby's expectations. We hope you'll both be back to visit us soon! Best, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

Woodbury, Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Our party of four were in for a Sunday night dinner. Service was fine and the setting was nice but the food was average to poor. I had the shrimp and oyster fried combo. The shrimp was OK, but the oyster were over breaded and tasteless. One of our group had the amberjack special which was nothing special in terms... More 

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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

We always believe in providing top quality customer service, but we're much more than that, and we're sorry that's not the impression you got. We usually get many compliments on our oysters and steak, so you might have caught us on an off night. We hope you'll be back to visit us so we can show you who we really... More 

Grand Forks, North Dakota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We loved the seafood here. The servers were very friendly and efficient. The room is nice. We returned two times for dinner.

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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

I'm so happy that you had a wonderful visit with us. We always enjoy having out of town visitors, and we're glad we can provide them with quality service. I hope you'll be back to try more of our seafood. Best, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My boyfriend and I went before it was time for dinner but the hostess and another friendly lady at the gift counter said it was worth the wait and sent us to the bar for happy hour cocktails the bartender was a wonderful lady, the owner came by and we met a really nice lady who shared good conversation! The... More 

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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

Well, you've made our day! A delicious baked potato and some steak and shrimp are certainly worth the wait in our book, but I'm happy to hear that you agree. Do you make your way to the island very often? We would love to have you and your boyfriend back sometime! Cheers, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We sat at our table for a little over ten minutes on a slow weeknight before anyone showed up to get our drink orders. My husband's steak was overdone. You would think for 40 dollars, the steak should have been perfect. The shrimp left us with the impression that it was probably frozen. I will say the oysters Rockefeller were... More 

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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

Glad you and your husband enjoyed the Oysters Rockefeller and garlic bread. However, it's disappointing to hear that your husband's steak was overdone. Normally our kitchen gets it right the first time, so I'm surprised to hear this. Also, I'd like to assure you that none of our seafood is frozen and is served fresh daily. I apologize that this... More 

Alexandria, Minnesota, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Have always been pleased with food and service! It has been eight years since we have been there. Everything was the same. Not disappointed!

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Bob F, Owner at Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar, responded to this review

So glad you're a fan! It's wonderful to hear you've always been pleased with your dinner and service when you come by. Hope it won't be so long till we see you again next time. All the best, Bob Friedman, Owner More 

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Additional Information about Sea Ranch Restaurant-Bar

Address: 1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone Number: 956-761-1314
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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